carmine caridi

Terms of Use | Actor Carmine Caridi, who appeared in two Godfather films and was kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for sharing screeners, has died. His talent, wit, warmth, and charm will be missed," the statement read. ", More recently, he appeared in a 2019 episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm.". About Our Ads During his six-decade career, Caridi portrayed the mobsters Carmine Rosato in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Albert Volpe in The Godfather: Part III (1990), and appeared on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch, Fame, Taxi, Simon & Simon and NYPD Blue. All rights reserved. However the name, which in Greek is Karideus/Karidis, existed in ancient times because its root can be traced back to the Myceneans (at least 1000 BC) like so: Ka-Ri-Se-U (Keriseus-Karideus) (2) Sometimes Carmine goes by various nickname including Carmine P Caridi. He also played Detective Vince Gotelli in NYPD Blue during the 1990s. He was 85. “From broadway, to film and television, Carmine spent over six decades entertaining audiences, and nothing made him happier,” his reps said in a statement. The veteran actor also appeared in “The Godfather: Part III” as a different character, Albert Volpe, an investor in Michael Corleone’s casinos who is killed in an attack at a hotel in Atlantic City. All my friends went with the mob," he told THR's Scott Feinberg in 2017. "They wrote me a letter: 'You're finished,'" he recalled, adding, "I was on television [news] 12 days in a row." Carmine passed peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, yesterday afternoon at Cedars Sinai Hospital.”. As an adolescent, he took up acting at the local Boys Club, and doing so "saved my life … I'm lucky I'm here talking to you. He is best known for his roles in The Gambler (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), Prince of the City, Summer Rental (1985), The Godfather Part III (1990), Bugsy (1991) and Top Dog (1995). © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. FACEBOOK Summary: Carmine Caridi is 86 years old and was born on 01/23/1934. 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Studio executive Robert Evans said in his 1994 memoir “The Kid Stays in the Picture” that Caridi was director Francis Ford Coppola’s first choice for the role of Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather.” However, Evans he said in the book that he over-ruled Coppola because he thought Caridi was too tall for the role, which instead went to James Caan. Caridi was born in Manhattan and raised in a neighborhood dominated by criminals. Caridi died on Tuesday after being in a coma at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed to Variety. "I sent [them] to people, besides my brother and sister, who couldn't afford them," he said. EMAIL ME. 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He found himself in a federal penitentiary after being arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover agent. Early in 2004, "a guy from the Academy called and says, 'Carmine, did somebody steal your screeners? Caridi's rep told TMZ that his death was the result of complications following a fall. TWITTER In 2004, Caridi became the first person to be expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Carmine Caridi lives in West Hollywood, CA; previous city include Beverly Hills CA. He was the first person ever expelled. "I made a lot of people happy.". Caridi turned his life around and in 1981 had a leading role in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City as Det.

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